Fashion’s Night Out is a little more than a month away and more details are being revealed around the world as the night gets closer.
For one, Hamish Bowles and Lauren Santo-Domingo will not be the only Vogue editors to appear on the September 20 FNO-themed Gossip Girl episode. Vogue market editor Meredith Melling-Burke will also make an appearance and we hear she’s wearing Chloe.
In other news, Payless is offering Facebook fans a chance to win a 5-day trip to NYC for Fashion’s Night Out. The “All Fashion Pass” will include access to the Vogue fashion show and a meet and greet with Payless designers Christian Siriano, Patricia Field, Lela Rose and Isabel Toledo. This actually sounds really cool.
From NYC to Australia, Chanel to Billy Reid, we’ve got the scoop on even more major FNO events you won’t want to miss.
-Giorgio Armani will be hosting an invitation only cocktail party with British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman. The gathering will take place at the designer’s store on London’ New Bond Street.
-The World of Manolo, Manolo Blahnik‘s new Liberty pop-up store will be launching that night.
-There will be a number of events held at Selfridges, including a Q&A with Peter Pilotto and the unveiling of a new Mulberry shop-in-shop. Chanel will also participate, giving free manicures, which they did last year in NYC.
-Australian Vogue will produce a fabulous Fashion’s Night Out in Sydney on September 9. All we know so far is that the night will begin at 5:30 in Martin Place and there will be a Vogue after party at Ivy. Oh, and a bunch of cute Australian designers made this video.
-Macy’s Herald Square will be holding the “Ultimate Tailgate Party,” a tie-in with Tommy Hilfiger’s most recent campaign, which we actually really like. To celebrate 25 years of the American brand, there will be $25 off purchases of $100 or more, which is unusual, as most stores have not offered discounts or sales for the big night.
-At Bloomingdale’s on 59th street, GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer and CFDA Fashion Fund finalist Billy Reid will kick off his evening by presenting the debut of his exclusive collaboration with Levi’s (part of the GQ prize). After that, he’ll be heading downtown to his Bond street store for live music and lots of burbon. We’ve never not had fun at a Billy Reid event and the store’s proximity to Oak and Rogan guarantee a block party vibe.
-Around the corner at Eva New York, Timo Weiland and Farfetch.com are hosting an intimate cocktail party. The well-edited Bowery boutique will function as an intimate setting for the designers to meet with their customers and enjoy refreshments
-At Helmut Lang in the Meatpacking District, there is talk of a hipster extravaganza featuring tunes by the Misshapes (we figured they’d be djing something) and a photo installation by the Cobrasnake.
-What Goes Around Comes Around, one of our favorite vintage shops, has commissioned Pamela Love, Beth Blake and Melissa Akey of Thread Social, George McCracken and Stefan Milkanich of Gilded Age to create limited edition Custom Vintage collections to be revealed on FNO. For example, Pamela Love plans to customize 5 vintage ’60s hippie tooled leather bags, while George McCracken will create a collection of vintage repurposed surfing t-shirts from the ’80s. All of the pieces will be available for sale and all of the designers will be available for chatting at WGACA’s SoHo store on September 10.
Keep checking back for more – It’s going to be a long night.